Columbus, GA, March 23, 2022: At an Executive Committee meeting on March 14, the Libertarian Party of Georgia endorsed Columbus resident, Zebulon Harris, in his run for Muscogee County School Board, District 6. The endorsement was the result of a unanimous vote. Harris is an active member of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and also serves as the treasurer for the LP’s Chattahoochee Valley affiliate.
Harris believes that public education has strayed from its mission of preparing students to be productive citizens. He supports educational alternatives to the traditional classroom model including self-directed education, vocational training, and community pod schools. The one-size-fits-all strategy that is currently in use has left many behind: only 37% of Muscogee County public school students read proficiently (versus the 45% statewide average) and 1 in 7 will not graduate. “I believe that all schools should be magnet schools,” says Harris. “All students can be helped to discover a path that will enable them to well-rounded productive citizenship—not only those who fit narrow definitions of academic aptitude.” Magnet schools are public schools with specialized curricula. Columbus currently has four magnet schools which are based upon academic performance or talent in the arts.
“I am pleased to have the endorsement of the Libertarian Party of Georgia,” Harris said, “and I seek this role to advance the ideals of liberty. I will strive to shrink government, decrease the tax burden, and give power back to the people.”
About The Libertarian Party of Georgia
The Libertarian Party of Georgia is a state affiliate of the national Libertarian Party. “The Party of Principle” strongly opposes government interference in personal, family, and business decisions, believing that all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to others.
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